Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The Card Concept #141- Adventure is a Good Thing

Hi Friends!

I was so inspired by this photo, that I decided to create two different style cards and will be posting each in separate posts (see this post for the other card)

This first card was inspired by the globe itself along with the flowers and textures and I decided to pull out a stamp set that I have owned for over a year (and not used yet) from Spellbinders called Wanderlust.  I thought that the globe image with the little flowers would be perfect for our challenge.  

  I decided to keep the card Clean and Layered, but it also incorporates heat embossing, watercolor, and other Mixed Media elements.

I am trying to create a card for each of the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenges and this card uses the SC487 Sketch for the layout.

I love participating with online challenges as well, and am linking to the Simon Monday “Dry Embossing” Challenge (the white background panel is dry embossed) and Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #145 "X + O" Challenge (Rhinestones, Die Cut or Punch, Metallic).  This stamp/die duo was produced in April 2017.  

 If you have not had a chance to visit The Card Concept or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all! 

To create this card:

Ink the globe/flower image as well as the sentiment using Versafine™ Onyx Black ink and stamp onto a prepared piece of white cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. 

Once the embossing has cooled, die cut both images with the coordinated dies.  Also, die cut and additional two pieces from white cardstock for the globe and the sentiment (layering these behind the stamped images for strength).

Watercolor the globe image with water-based markers, when satisfied with the colors, use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the petals (difficult to see in the photo) and an extra fine white paint pen to highlight the flower centers.

Using the Air Mail embossing folder, emboss a piece of 4 ¼” x 5 ½” white cardstock and use a Woodgrain Embossing Folder to emboss a 2” x 5 ¼”  piece of gray designer paper.

Trim the embossed white panel to 3” x 5 ¼” and mount onto a  4 ¼” x 5 ½” piece of black cardstock. 

Layer the embossed gray designer paper onto a strip of black cardstock (I used a scrap) and mount over the edge of the embossed white layer.  Adhere the entire background panel to a white card base.

Die cut a piece of black cardstock with a cross-stitch rectangle die, mount onto the card front with chipboard (or dimensional foam).

Add the sentiment and globe image with chipboard (or again, dimensional foam) and finish off the card with a few rhinestones.

Stamp Sets:  Wanderlust (Spellbinders)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Stampin’ Write Markers-Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Gray Granite; Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen, Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, misc gray designer paper

Tools/Accessories: Gemini, Jr™, Sixxiz™ Tim Holtz® Alterations Air Mail Embossing Folder, Woodgrain Embossing Folder (retired Stampin’ Up!), Spellbinders™ Wanderlust Dies, Gina Marie Designs Cross Stitch Rectangle Dies, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Rhinestones

Thanks again for taking the time to visit!  I hope I have inspired you to create your own card based on our {Around the World } photo and link up to our gallery at The Card Concept- we would love to see what inspired you! The challenge is open until October 19th  at noon EDT.


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Julie, this looks awesome!

LeAnne said...

This is a fabulous image for our challenge this week--lovely coloring and awesome sketch too! And so happy you played at Retro Rubber as well! :D

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